Something New

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I’m not a sock knitter. I don’t have a problem with sock knitters the way some other non-sock knitters do. I don’t think it’s a waste of time, I’m just not interested. It’s the reason I’ve never made baby booties – Too sock-like.

Having finished my shawl I was working on, I needed something to knit while watching an hour worth of TV. I don’t know why, but I had a sudden need to make baby booties. A quick Ravelry search and I had a pattern, and after a quick trip to my knitting cabinet I also had the materials. I read through the pattern and felt I had the skills to complete it, but couldn’t really envision its construction. Sometimes figuring it out as I go makes the most sense since I’ve got the stitches in hand.

I must say these little booties come together in the the most marvellous way. They really are very simple! (sorry about the photo quality here, I snapped them with my iPhone on a whim.)

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I was finished both booties by the next evening including seaming. My first bootie has a couple of mistakes, since I was figuring it out as I went. The second is perfect. Once I knew how these little guys were knit it seemed so obvious. I now have some great modification ideas to make the seamless, including how to knit them in the round, using a different stitch pattern, and how to graft the heel . I also devised a marvellous way to give these guys some extra stay-on power. I hope to share once I have it all figured out.

And since I haven’t make any sort of announcement these little guys are for my newest knitting muse due this September. We know he is a boy and we’re narrowing down names.

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You can find the pattern for these on my Ravelry page. The pattern is an archive and is still available, but is published in Norwegian. There is a link on my page to another Raveler’s translation.


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